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Kendrick Lamar Molly

Kendrick Lamar recently sat down with Sway to speak out against rappers promoting the use of Molly, a powdered form of ecstasy compound MDMA. Kendrick’s statement reflects  is on the heels of A-Trak issuing an open letter for hip hop artists to slow down on the references to such mind-altering drugs (A-Trak specifically referenced Kendrick’s video for “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”–which ends with the phrase “Death To Molly” juxtaposed with a coffin being interred in a grave).

In K. Dot’s interview, he says that it’s time for the trendsetters among us to stop glamorizing these dangerous drugs because they are “watering down the culture.” He didn’t name any MC’s in particular, but we all have heard mentions of Molly and similar slang endorsed by some of the genre’s biggest selling artists. Read the relevant quote below and watch Kendrick Lamar’s interview with Sway below to hear more about why it is time for this particular trend to end:

“Sometimes you have the trends that’s not that cool. You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after a while. When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down. So it’s really just time to move on. It’s really about keeping hip-hop original and pushing away the corniness in it.”

Comments

  • wesawithappen

    It requires some serious mental acrobatics to rationalize certain explicit and destructive elements of rap music while condemning others. This year we’ve heard that date rape and Molly are a step too far, but crime glorification, obscene misogyny, and commonplace depictions of black-on-black violence are still high up on the list of how to make a rap record (particularly if you’re not that creative). As much as I love hip hop, some of these discussions are just surreal when you really consider what we all take in and accept as hip hop fans.

  • mlk

    The black hip u.e.n.o remix has a couple of molly references in it.A case of do as i say not as i do i see.But i feel what his saying.

    • Ayo

      Did Kendrick make those references though? If so, you have a point. If not, you don’t.

  • PROTOELITE

    K. DOT IS RIGHT ABOUT THIS SITUATION… BUT THEN AGAIN HIS BOYS AB-SOUL &SCHOOLBOY Q ALSO TO OMMIT USING MOLLY IN THEIR VERSES TOO.

  • GREASE WITHERSPOON

    OMG HE’S DISSING DANNY SWAIN THE BEEF IS ON

    • GREASE WITHERSPOON

      I MEAN DANNY BROWN

  • fatrabitt

    The molly reference was a joke or mocking against Rick Ross’ Molly verse!! on the U.O.E.N.O Remix